January 27, 2017

Finnair to introduce Alipay onboard

Finnair plans to introduce the world´s largest online payment platform Alipay onboard its Helsinki–Shanghai route as of 27 January as the first airline in the world. Alipay will first be made available for a month on a trial basis.

Alipay2_png_280x280_crop_q95Customers will be able to use Alipay to pay for inflight purchases, such as tax- free items, and travel extras. In addition, Alipay will also be accepted at the Finnair lounge in the non-Schengen area at Helsinki Airport.

Alipay has over 450 million active users in China and is used by over 60% of Chinese people travelling abroad. It is the world´s largest online payment platform and global lifestyle application operated by a related company of Alibaba Group.

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